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“Good atmosphere, half price cocktails!”

Las Iguanas - Reading
Ranked #49 of 614 Restaurants in Reading
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $21
Cuisines: Mexican, Brazilian, Latin, South American, Central American
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Walk through the doors of Las Iguanas and find yourself transported to Latin America, full of rich, vibrant colours, quirky features and custom-made wooden mosaic tables made especially for the restaurant from sustainable woods in Brazil. Each restaurant is unique and the staff love bringing unusual things back from their travels, ranging from large lobster sculptures to giant drums. The philosophy of Las Iguanas is to serve delicious and authentic Latin American food and drink in an environment which evokes the very best of Latin life. With recipes dating back to the 16th century, the food successfully fuses native Latin American Indian, Spanish, Portuguese and African influences. Working hard to ensure that everything comes from the best possible source, Las Iguanas is proud of its fresh GM free food and top quality ingredients.
Reading, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere, half price cocktails!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

Great place for Sunday afternoon grub n cocktails with friends and family and its kid friendly. :)
Happy hour is always a benefit too for cocktails at £3.00! :)
Food is v tasty and the place has a real buzz compared to other ReAding restaurants. In the summer u can even sit outside beside the river.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Very poor service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

We had booked a table, but when we arrived at Las Iguanas there was no-one to welcome us and it stayed like that for several minutes while we contemplated going elsewhere. We remained standing there which turned out to be a big mistake!

We were shown to a table by a glass door which was cold and drafty. It took ages for drinks to arrive, and then the bread in the bread and olives we ordered was rather dried up and uninteresting.

And then we waited and waited. After about 45 minutes I went in search of our waitress but was unable to find her. A few minutes later my burrito arrived, and the waitress obviously aware or our long wait kindly offered us complimentary desserts. However, this didn't help as we were meeting some friends of ours and couldn't wait even longer, so we declined.

The burrito was disappointing at best. Most of the stuffing seemed to be plain rice with a bit of chicken added and the odd bit of jalepeno. And of the salsa, sour cream and guacomole, they were just small smears on the top of the burrito. No pot or good dollops. The nearbye Mission Burrito serves far tastier burritos. And my wife's nacho's came with hardly any cheese. We were very disappointed and will not be returning.

  • Visited January 2013
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Katrina60, Guest Relations Manager at Las Iguanas - Reading, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Hi, Really appreciate you leaving your review. It sounds like your visit was not up to our usual standards and I would like to apologise for that. We’d like to look into this a bit more as we want to make sure it doesn't happen again. I have sent you a private message and hope to hear from you soon. Kind Regards Katrina
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Good experience - unusual from a chain restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

Busy but vibrant riverside branch, small wait (10 minutes) for table on a Saturday afternoon but room at the bar so not an issue.

Lovely staff - asked if we were there for an occasion - on hearing it was our anniversary brought us 2 glasses of sparkling wine on the house.

Great 'tapas' style menu - can recommend the creamy mushrooms and the cassava chips

Really pleasant experience - would visit again

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Jane V
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“LACKS SPICE”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

Can recommend the wings as a starter. Sauce is thick and spicy. 10/10.
Had beef burrito as main. Tasted like beef stew in a wrap. No jalapeno peppers or any taste of spice whatsoever. Unforgiveable!
Staff were friendly and attentive.
I would not recommend if, like me, you like true Mexican style culinary experience. It's what it
says on the tin - a food chain with a wink at Mexico.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank yrretronnoco
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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Don't go if you want to talk to the people you go with!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

Food not bad but the place is noisy like a night club which is fine if that is what you want but not fine if you actually want to speak to your dinner companions.

Visited May 2012
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Thank YankeeMama_27
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